BucksConnected: A Personal Development and Wellbeing Project (High Wycombe)

‘There are many benefits to working with young people in groups and a strong evidence base that highlights the role that group work has to play in supporting sustainable positive change for young people.’

This programme supports young people to develop the skills that will help them build their emotional well-being and resilience in a relaxed, fun and activity based environment. The project is targeted at young people who are experiencing challenges in their life for example: disengagement or social isolation, bullying, peer group issues, or family life. 

  • meet with other young people
  • learn more about yourself
  • try new activities
  • learn different skills for life and independence

“The group has helped him to think about how my child interacts with people and about how he can be perceived by others.”  Feedback from a parent.

“It boosted my confidence and made me feel like I am something, rather just listening to what others said to me about being useless”.  Feedback from a young person.

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Who to contact

Contact Name
Buckinghamshire Youth Team
Telephone
E-mail
bucksyouthreferrals@buckscc.gov.uk
Website
Online Referral Form
Notes

For more information or to make a referral please email or contact fuse the online referral form.

Parent Organisation
Buckinghamshire Youth Service

Where to go

Name
Roundhouse Association Youth Centre
Address
St. Marys Street
High Wycombe
Buckinghamshire
Postcode
HP11 2HE

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Wednesdays | 6pm to 8pm
Time of day
Evening

Other Details

Cost Description

Free

Age Ranges
11 to 19 years (25 years with a disability)

Referral

Referral required
Yes
Referral Details

To make a referral please contact bucksyouthreferrals@buckscc.gov.uk or fill in the online Buckinghamshire Youth referral form.

Local Offer

Description

The Youth Service works with young people aged from 11 to 25 (but mainly aged 13 to 19), providing creative and challenging activities to help them reach their full potential and contribute positively to their communities.

We offer group work programmes and one to one support in Youth Centres and community locations, as well as residential experiences to work more intensively with young people to meet specific needs.

Contact Telephone
Contact Email
youthspacebucks@buckscc.gov.uk
Local Offer Age Bands
16 to 18
12 to 15
19 to 25
8 to 11
Needs Level
All needs met

General Local Offer Response

What needs does your service or activity aim to meet for children and young people with SEND and their families?

The Youth Service works with specific groups of young people who need additional support. We aim to create opportunities for development, encourage leadership skills, advocate on behalf of young people and make learning and development fun.

What outcomes does your service or activity aim to achieve for children and young people with SEND and their families?

Our activity programmes work with young people to develop key skills based on 6 themes: Health and Wellbeing, Choices and Behaviour, Employability, Learning and Achievement, Decision Making and Personal Development. Young people are encouraged to look at the skills they think they need to develop and to develop a plan to help them to do this.

How can children & young people with SEND and their families start to use your service or activity?

Young people can access our service in 3 ways:

1) A referral can be made for one to one support by completing a referral form. This can be completed by the family themselves or by a professional who is working with the family.

2) Young people can sign up to any of the programmes advertised on the Bucks Family Information Service Website as per the individual joining instructions

3) We can be contacted directly via the youthspacebucks@buckscc.gov.uk mailbox to discuss the needs of the young person and recommend suitable programmes or activities that may be of interest.

How is your service or activity fully accessible to children, young people with SEND and their families for example, facilities, support from staff?
  • All of the buildings that we use are able to be used flexibly to meet the needs of young people working with us.

  • All of our staff are able to support young people with mild to moderate support needs. Where there are specific needs we will work closely with young people and their families to understand the young person and look at what can be done to help them engage in the activities we offer.

  • Our Youth Workers are not trained to provide personal care for young people but we are often able to access this support if needed.

  • We have access to a signer to support those with hearing difficulties.

How do you communicate with children, young people with SEND and their families?
  • Youth Workers are able to communicate with young people and their families in a variety of ways depending on what suits them best. This can include email, telephone, or face to face meetings. For some projects, letters will be sent to provide important information.

  • We have access to a signer to support those with hearing difficulties

What training have your staff and/or volunteers received to support children and young people with SEND and their families?

All of youth workers are trained to meet the individual support needs of the young people they are working. This includes general training on working with young people with SEND as well as more specific training as required.

What future plans does your service or activity have for developing its SEND provision for example, training, facilities?

We will continue to develop the service to ensure it is accessible to those needing additional support. We will also ensure that staff are equipped with the appropriate skills and abilities to work with young people, families and other organisations to help young people develop their skills.

Last Updated
09/05/2019

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